Naomi Campbell, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Honored Member of 2016 is a consummate, accomplished, thoughtful interdisciplinary artist, innovating in multiple media from watercolor to sculpture and even X-rays and seeds.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Naomi is a graduate of the College de Champlain, Quebec. She continued her studies at the University of Guelph in Ontario, before coming to the US to attend the New School and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She now lives and has her studio in Brooklyn while on the faculty of The Art Students League as an instructor of the contemporary figure in watercolor. And currently she is in a residency program at the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program).
Awards and residencies come regularly to this busy artist. Not to mention commissions such as one from the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) for the West Farms Square - East Tremont Subway Station, both North and Southbound platforms, completed in 2005. It features over 450 square feet of faceted glass and took over two years to complete.
She is often a lecturer at art colleges and organizations where she has been an invited guest artist to critique and judge graduate work and exhibitions. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in museums, galleries and art fairs in the US, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and numerous other countries.
Her work and articles have been featured in over 20 books, catalogues and numerous art
magazines. She is represented in international, corporate--public, and private collections such as the MTA Arts for Transit, NY, City of Geochang, South Korea, City of Irving, Texas, the Trenton City Museum, NJ, the New York State Museum, the New York Public Library, the ASPCA, NY, Maimonides Hospital, NY and S.W.I.F.T. Pan Americas corporate Times Square headquarters.
In her current interdisciplinary work Naomi explores the collusion between nature and science. "Acting as a quiet yet potent set of mnemonics, Campbell's installations and artworks echo the increasingly synthetic world we live in." quotes Kim Power of Arte Fuse art review. In a recent solo exhibition, The Consonant of Noise, at the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) based in Brooklyn, she addresses issues surrounding the global food crisis.
A longtime member of CLWAC since 2005, she served on the board in 2006 as painting chair and on the jury of selection in 2009. She was awarded the CLWAC Medal of Honor in 2004.
The CLWAC is so proud to compare our Honored Member to a 21st Century Leonardo da Vinci. Naomi is a talented, humanistic artistscientist who thoughtfully gives so much of herself to us all, the wider community, through her valuable insights as artist, teacher and lecturer.